Tuesday, November 29, 2016

reflections from the farm

     "In His Hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind."  Job 12:10

      This month we have watched our one and a half year old yellow lab, Latte, get too close to death's door.  After two weeks of sickness, he stopped eating and then drinking and the vet still didn't know what was wrong.  We prayed and asked others to also because we know God cares about every creature.

        By  Thanksgiving our walking buddy was eating and drinking again and our hearts were full of gratitude. We are grateful for the gift of life.  What were you most thankful for this Thanksgiving?  I'd love to hear from you in the comments.

       I have texted the verse above to my husband when he has lost a patient after hours or days of working hard to save their life. Some of you have loved ones suffering.  Some of you need to know their life is in God's hands, not just their caretakers.  You also need to know that the doctors, nurses, PA's, and technicians who take care of your loved one, also care about them.  When life is lost, they feel the pain too.  After they hold it together to save a life, and all their efforts have failed, they sometimes go into another room to shed a tear. 

      I just recently listened to a book through our library eAudio lending system called "Me Before You", by JoJo Moyes.   If you haven't tried this method of reading (listening) to a book, I highly recommend it.  I am almost constantly listening to a book when I am doing mundane tasks like dishes, walking the dog, etc.  The best part about it is - it's free and I can use my phone to listen.  If you don't like to read (or listen), it was also released as a movie this past June.  

        This novel dealt with a young, athletic, lawyer who becomes a quadriplegic through an accident and how he deals with life afterwards.  It is told from the viewpoints of his parents and care-givers and even other quads.  It was very thought provoking and I would highly recommend this book.  It does have foul language and deals with the topic of suicide, but it's one clear message to me was LIVE! 


    LIVE today with peace and joy and remember that even your breath is in His hands!

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